Student Conservation Association Awards Founder's Medal to U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jay Satz 206.324-4649, ext. 815 [email protected](TACOMA, WA)—-The Student Conservation Association (SCA), a national leader in youth service and stewardship, has awarded U.S.

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High School Students Spend Summer Building Trails in the Wilderness

US Forest Service

Student Conservation Association students; Sue Davendonis, Dominick Schiessel, Wynter Lim, Zachary Wagner-Zapelllusch, Trevor Smith, Anthony Fasick and Chris Arrate in Granite Chief Wilderness.Bob Holland, Trails and Wilderness Technician with the Truckee Ranger District - SourceThe Student...Read more

Program makes effort to fit in East Liberty

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Heller/Post-GazetteBy Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteA car pulled up to the curb at 5525 Black St. the other day and a large man walked to the fence.”I’ve seen people working out here,” he said, draping his arms over the metal railing. “I ride through here all the time wondering...Read more

Interns are for the bats!

Glasgow Kentucky

By Vickie Carson, Photo credit: Ann Griggs(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK - August 26, 2010) Did your summer involve night-vision goggles, infra-red LEDs, and acoustic transects?

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Turtle patrol

The Tribune Georgian

By Johna Strickland, The Tribune GeorgianSarah Rose pulls up the reed marking where the sea turtle laid her eggs 77 days ago in the sands of Cumberland Island’s beach. She wiggles at least one hand into a latex glove and commences digging.Within two inches the rain-packed sand gives way to loose...Read more

SMHS teen is a trailblazer

Santa Maria Times

By Brian Bullock, Santa Maria TimesSummer break for many teenagers means a part-time job, trips to the beach, family vacations or sometimes all of the above.Griffin Hall, a senior at Santa Maria High School, can tell his friends he spent the summer blazing trails.Hall, 17, spent 28 days in the...Read more

SCA Founder Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam Receives 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal -- First Conservationist Ever to Earn Honor


(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—-Elizabeth Cushman Titus Putnam, who launched the American conservation service movement more than 50 years ago with the founding of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), has received the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal from President Barack Obama for “performing...Read more

Hunterdon County teens spend the summer building trails


By Walter O’BrienThe New Jersey Green Team of the Student Conservation Association, a national organization whose mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders, showed off its summer’s work to the Hunterdon County Board of Freeholders at Tuesday’s meeting.John Trontis, director...Read more

Stimulus funds SCA trail crew in Virginia

The News Leader

By Rebecca MartinezWEST AUGUSTA - Forest Ranger Elwood Burge thinks you have a gem in your backyard and you don’t even know it.Enormous trees created a lush and quiet canopy over his hike on the Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness trail near West Augusta on Tuesday.

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SCA Intern "is like the dictionary for Mount Rainier"

The Olympian

“I’m looking forward to pretty much everything,” said Emily DeBoers, aiming her camera at the rest of the group.A highlight of the weekend proved to be Aguilar, a Student Conservation Association intern.Aguilar, who studies environmental sciences at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., began...Read more


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